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how much do you pay for internet access

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by matadorpoeta, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Paying 60 or 68 for some mediocre cable from comcast. (12 down with speedboost that only works for the start of a download?)

    Especially bad considering from about august to february we were having horrible intermitant issues that made anything like online gaming impossible and often made streaming video difficult...

    How do you guys get such good internet? I'm in chicago and don't see any better options. I know if I was in a FiOS area things would be different but my internet here is about the same speed/price as the comcast internet in minneapolis so I assumed it was the same in most places.
     


  2. Prince

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    30 Euros for 20 mbit d/l. Also includes unlimited phone use (non-mobile).
     


  3. GITU

    GITU Well-Known Member

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    5 up 1 down 29.95 a month
     


  4. Rammstein

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    54 Euros (70$), incl. phon. DSL approx. 1.8mb/s LOL! [​IMG]
     


  5. Cary Grant

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    Part of comcast's triple play... about $150 a month for cbale, broadband and phone.
     


  6. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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  7. otc

    otc Senior member

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    [​IMG] fucking comcast Usually my speeds are a little better than this (2-3x) but I believe I am on the same service level as Cary Grant and I have NEVER seen speeds like that in chicago
     


  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    $44 for this. [​IMG]
     


  9. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I just got ~900/400 on my blackberry with verizon...its got kwilk's upload beat by a factor of 4
     


  10. dkzzzz

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    $55/60 I think.
     


  11. briancl

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    $60 for Verizon evdo access, employer pays for most of it though.

    Used to pay $100+ a month for a fast DSL pipe. I miss it sometimes.


    Wow. Is the reliability, latency, and overall speed of the evdo access tolerable? I tether with my Blackberry all the time on Verizon's EVDO network, and it's really not all that great for me.

    I have 8/2 through Comcast for ~50/mo bundled with my phone and tv.
     


  12. fredfred

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    $60 for 7mb download speed (no phone, no cable). The monopolies around here (and everywhere) are obscene and corrupt. Prices have gone UP, not down. Technology costs should be dropping.

    Laws have been passed so some cities can NOT set up free wireless systems. The laws were sponsored and promoted by.. cable companies... and who do you think cozies up with the politicians?
     


  13. MetroStyles

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    Nyc, $30. And it's plenty fast.
     


  14. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    mine comes to around $50-60 a month by the time I am done downloading. Im in Vietnam, so speedwise, welcome to 2001: [​IMG] ...and even that seems a little over optimistic in my opinion. It bounces around a lot.
     


  15. nootje

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    5100/1000 , and about 30 euro's. getting cable in the same package... Slow for the Netherlands, but enough for me..
     


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